British baritone Dominic Sedgwick joined the prestigious Jette Parker Young Artist Programme at the Royal Opera House at the beginning of the 2017/18 season, having recently graduated from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama’s Opera School where he studied with Robert Dean. He previously read Theology at Clare College, Cambridge.
Dominic recently made his Royal Opera House debut as Marullo in Rigoletto, with further roles in the 2017/18 season including Second Nazarene Salome, Moralès in Barrie Kosky's new production of Carmen and Third Ghost Child Coraline (Mark-Anthony Turnage/world premiere at the Barbican Theatre). He will also cover Schaunard La Boheme, Father/Other Father Coraline, and Masetto Don Giovanni. In July 2018 he will perform in the annual JPYAP Showcase on the ROH stage.
In the 2018/19 season, Dominic will perform as Novice's Friend Billy Budd in Deborah Warner's acclaimed production conducted by Ivor Bolton, Kuligin Katya Kabanova in a new Richard Jones production conducted by Edward Gardner, and the roles of Moralès and Dancaïre Carmen as Barrie Kosky's unique production returns to the Royal Opera.
During his studies, Dominic was a Samling Artist, a Britten Pears Young Artist, an inaugural Drake Calleja Scholar and a recipient of awards from the Help Musicians UK Tutton Awards, the Countess of Munster Trust and the Kathleen Trust. He joined the Glyndebourne Chorus in 2017, also preforming Flora’s Servant La Traviata and Harlequin (cover) Ariadne auf Naxos, and in March 2017 he created the role of Damyan in the world premiere Julian Philips’ The Tale of Januarie’ for GSMD. Other roles include Duke Robert Iolanta, Junius The Rape of Lucretia - both for GSMD Opera; the title role in Owen Wingrave for British Youth Opera at the Peacocke Theatre; Falke Die Fledermaus for Opera Danube and Papageno Die Zauberflöte as a Longborough Festival Young Artist.
Competition successes include the Audience Prize as a finalist in the inaugural Grange Festival International Singing Competition 2017, winning the Three Choirs Felicity Lott Competition, finalist in the Stuart Burrows International Voice Award and semi-finalist at the 2017 Ferrier Awards.
Dominic has performed widely as a soloist on both the concert and recital platform, with recent and future appearances including performances of The Messiah at Sage Gateshead, Newcastle, and with the Royal Choral Society at the Royal Albert Hall, St. Matthew Passion in Canterbury Cathedral and recitals at Blackheath Halls and St. Clement Danes for the JPYAP programme.
Dominic is represented by Keiron Cooke at Askonas Holt, where he is also one of the inaugural Askonas Rising Stars.